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  • Short Summary

    President de Alvear of Argentina lays wreath on Unknown Warrior's Grave at Westminster. 1918 - 1920s?

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    Titles read: 'Our Argentine Guest - President Dr Marcelo de Alvear visits Westminster Abbey to lay wreath on Unknown Warrior's Grave...'.


    Group of men getting out of car, walking up steps toward cam. also more men enter from right and follow. Shot of de Alvear and party; carrying top hats; walking up and shaking hands w/ man (priest; not in black and facing away from cam.). In FG; back of a man in white wig; in BG crowd. Large floral arrangement w/ white lilies flowers; slow pan left; group poses - the Argentine politicians; along w/ priests at Unknown Warrior's Grave.

    Heads of state; state visits international relations; diplomacy.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1918 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:03:00 / 01:45:44:00
    ON 165 E

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  1. Unknown user says

    "shaking hands w/ man (priest; not in black and facing away from cam" - that's Herbert Ryle, the then Dean of Westminster.

    Narrowing down the clip's current date range of 1918-1929........... the tomb of the Unknown Warrior wasn't unveiled until 1920. Secondly, Herbert Ryle left Westminster through ill health in late 1924. The date range can therefore safely be amended to 1920-24.

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  2. Unknown user says

    I've just found this same footage in clip 276.07. It dates the year as being 1922.

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